12 Feb 2015

Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs To Fit More People In Every City

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding

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11 Feb 2015

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now

The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic

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11 Feb 2015

Why Can’t Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can’t be

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11 Feb 2015

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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11 Feb 2015

How The Ancient Underground City Of Cappadocia Became A Fruit Warehouse

For centuries, people have lived in caves and tunnels under this region of Turkey. Now

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10 Feb 2015

Maps That You Can Hear And Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users. Sighted people read maps

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10 Feb 2015

World’s Strangest Underground Cities

From bunkers below Berlin to malls under Montreal, here are the strangest and most eye-opening

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10 Feb 2015

Better Design For Saving Pedestrians

New York city police are stepping up efforts to rein in jaywalkers after cars struck

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10 Feb 2015

Amanda Burden: How Public Spaces Make Cities Work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What

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10 Feb 2015

Graffiti For Cities?

Late last year, 5Pointz a graffiti hotspot in Queens, New York, was whitewashed, erasing years

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09 Feb 2015

See The World Cities Explode In Size

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for

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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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09 Feb 2015

The Sidewalk Of The Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but

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09 Feb 2015

These Images Of World Cities From “Space” Are Not What They Seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts

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09 Feb 2015

Quality Of Life Improves In Compact Cities

That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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07 Feb 2015

Parking Innovations That Every City Should Adopt

No one knows more about parking than UCLA’s Donald Shoup, the so-called “prophet of parking”

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07 Feb 2015

The “Sensing” City Is the Future of Urbanism

The Smart City isn’t enough. How might real-time data awaken the humanity in our buildings

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07 Feb 2015

How Prepared Are We For Climate Change?

Whether you live in San Francisco or Mongolia, climate change is going to impact your

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07 Feb 2015

A Tale Of Tech Cities

From San Francisco to Seattle to New York, tech companies are increasingly choosing to base

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07 Feb 2015

Less Boring Cities With Playful Art

“I would like the viewer to reorient themselves and think about the space they inhabit

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07 Feb 2015

Cities [In Britain] Where Planning Went Right

Britain’s planning departments have lost nearly half of their budgets over the past four years,

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07 Feb 2015

Harnessing City Sounds For Better Urban Living

Counting cars, finding where shootings have occurred, and counting wildlife: all of this can be

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06 Feb 2015

Could Redesigned Subway Platforms Save Lives?

Last Sunday, in an apparently random attack, an unknown assailant pushed 61-year-old New Yorker Wai

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06 Feb 2015

PAPER CITY – An Urban Story

UN-Habitat has launched “Paper City”, a stop-motion video animation portraying today’s urban challenges using a

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06 Feb 2015

Smartphone: The Transport Innovation Of The Decade

In a previous New York City mayoral election, supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis bragged that he

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06 Feb 2015

Cities In Space?

After swingeing budget cuts at NASA, a loose agglomeration of private companies – including Elon

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05 Feb 2015

How Cities Can Learn From The Human Body’s Systems

Much like the human body with its skeletal, cardiovascular and nervous systems, cities have infrastructure

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05 Feb 2015

Design Lessons From These Superb BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus. The United States has

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05 Feb 2015

London’s Near-2000 Year History Mapped

Researchers at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis collated vast datasets to map the capital’s

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05 Feb 2015

Urbanisation in a St. Petersburg Suburb

Photographer Alexey Bogolepov lives in Parnas, a suburb in the north of St Petersburg. With

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05 Feb 2015

Communities Of The Future Will Be Organised on Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and “networked livable communities” has arrived. The Great Recession has

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04 Feb 2015

Mapping The Water Sources For 530 Cities Worldwide

Want to avoid a dangerous drought? There are measures, like reforestation, that could help. The

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04 Feb 2015

How Much Public Space Does a City Need?

How much of Manhattan is dedicated to public space? For starters, there’s Central Park, but

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04 Feb 2015

The Urban Jungle, Animals In Cities

Half the world’s people live in cities – but urban environments have just a 10th

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04 Feb 2015

Has the Time Come for Floating Cities?

From schools at sea to a city that perpetually sails the oceans, is climate change

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03 Feb 2015

Urban Light Pollution: Why We’re All Living with Permanent ‘Mini Jetlag’

Studies show that exposure to light after dusk is quite literally unnatural, and may be

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03 Feb 2015

Seismic Soundscapes In The City

Planes, trains and automobiles create the noisy background to our lives–especially in urban areas. In

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03 Feb 2015

Rethinking Our Cities To Fight Obesity

Using urban planning to help fight obesity by putting people on a design-based diet that

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03 Feb 2015

Farmscrapers, Entire Cities In Wobbly Looking Towers

Architect Vincent Callebaut’s “Asian Cairn” project imagines a future where we house residences, offices, and

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03 Feb 2015

Predicting Travel Patterns in Future Disasters

Researchers hope mobility data gleaned from Twitter during Hurricane Sandy can eventually help boost New

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03 Feb 2015

A Smart City Is More Than Just Sensors, Big Data, and Internet

Investing billions in big data and smart technology isn’t the only answer to building more

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03 Feb 2015

Making City Planning Cool

British cities are in crisis, but it is of an unusual and distinctly 21st-century form.

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03 Feb 2015

Smart slums: Utopian or Dystopian Vision of the Future?

A researcher explores how smart-city sensor technology can empower or disempower slum dwellers. Life in a

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03 Feb 2015

Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities

In the future, all aspects of daily urban life might be tracked and translated into

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03 Feb 2015

The World’s Healthiest Cities

What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to

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02 Feb 2015

The Deadly Rise Of Sea Levels

Climate change is making the oceans rise, creating more and more dangerous situations for our

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02 Feb 2015

Rethinking Urban Cemeteries

City dwellers may see conventional burials become a luxury, available only to the very wealthy,

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